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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154837
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Growing Up Healthy: Risk Behaviors' Assessment in Adolescence
Abstract:
Growing Up Healthy: Risk Behaviors' Assessment in Adolescence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Graveto, Joao Manuel, PhD, RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:ESENFC
Title:Nursing Teacher
Co-Authors:Providencia Pereira Marinheiro RN, MSc, PhD, Nursing teacher; Jorge Manuel Apostolo RN, MSc, PhD, Nursing Teacher;
Ana Maria Perdigao RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher; Ana Paula Miranda RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher;
Maria Lurdes Lomba RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] BACKGROUND: The idea that lifestyles adopted by children and teenagers may be decisive in future behaviors. The relevance of nurses' role as privileged actor on the prevention of disease, health promotion and assessment of needs in health, motivated the development of this research project. Growing Up Healthily can be seen as a program based on the assumption that improved knowledge will affect behavior. METHODOLOGY: A longitudinal study of research-action is developed in 2 schools from Coimbra/Portugal at children/adolescents from 10-17 years. It is conducted by nurses-researchers and nursing students from University School of Nursing. Intervention 2006-2010.
First Sample (1st collection data in 2005): - All teenagers who were in the 2 schools from 5th to 9th grade in the year 2005-2006 (n=216).
Second Sample (2st collection data in 2010) - All the teenagers, which were in the health promotion program, attending the 9th grade in 2009-2010.
The data collection was made through a questionnaire of the Health Behavior at School age Children from WHO and through evaluation of biological parameters: capillary blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results showed us wrong eating habits and sedentary leisure habits.
We developed educational, recreational and interactive activities - training sessions, competitions, pedy-papper - aimed at increasing the knowledge and acquirement of skills to promote health and prevent harmful consequences for their welfare at physical, psychological and social spheres. Certain behaviors are initiated during the adolescent years, while others, can be established ever in early childhood. Given this, research into young peoples' health and health behaviors is essential for the development of evidence-based policy and practice. It is clear that health promotion programs in childhood should focus on food habits and obesity, addict behaviors and physical activities and, yet, that this interventions should be school-based.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGrowing Up Healthy: Risk Behaviors' Assessment in Adolescenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154837-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Growing Up Healthy: Risk Behaviors' Assessment in Adolescence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Graveto, Joao Manuel, PhD, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">ESENFC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Teacher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jgraveto@esenfc.pt</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Providencia Pereira Marinheiro RN, MSc, PhD, Nursing teacher; Jorge Manuel Apostolo RN, MSc, PhD, Nursing Teacher;<br/>Ana Maria Perdigao RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher; Ana Paula Miranda RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher;<br/>Maria Lurdes Lomba RN, MSc, Nursing Teacher</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] BACKGROUND: The idea that lifestyles adopted by children and teenagers may be decisive in future behaviors. The relevance of nurses' role as privileged actor on the prevention of disease, health promotion and assessment of needs in health, motivated the development of this research project. Growing Up Healthily can be seen as a program based on the assumption that improved knowledge will affect behavior. METHODOLOGY: A longitudinal study of research-action is developed in 2 schools from Coimbra/Portugal at children/adolescents from 10-17 years. It is conducted by nurses-researchers and nursing students from University School of Nursing. Intervention 2006-2010. <br/>First Sample (1st collection data in 2005): - All teenagers who were in the 2 schools from 5th to 9th grade in the year 2005-2006 (n=216). <br/>Second Sample (2st collection data in 2010) - All the teenagers, which were in the health promotion program, attending the 9th grade in 2009-2010. <br/>The data collection was made through a questionnaire of the Health Behavior at School age Children from WHO and through evaluation of biological parameters: capillary blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results showed us wrong eating habits and sedentary leisure habits. <br/>We developed educational, recreational and interactive activities - training sessions, competitions, pedy-papper - aimed at increasing the knowledge and acquirement of skills to promote health and prevent harmful consequences for their welfare at physical, psychological and social spheres. Certain behaviors are initiated during the adolescent years, while others, can be established ever in early childhood. Given this, research into young peoples' health and health behaviors is essential for the development of evidence-based policy and practice. It is clear that health promotion programs in childhood should focus on food habits and obesity, addict behaviors and physical activities and, yet, that this interventions should be school-based.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:19:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:19:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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